COAT OF SMILES, parody art of iconic symbols. A duck's hat, a mouse's ears and a smiling yellow button. Three iconic things brought together in one artwork.
The PAPERWALKER Journal is the personal weblog of DUCKLAND creator and award-winning character designer Florian Satzinger – who worked on characters such as Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Looney Tunes (Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Silvester etc.), Pinky And The Brain, A.J.Hogg and Scooby-Doo, for studios such as Warner Bros., Disney, ReelFX and The Zanuck Company – in which he shares bits and pieces of his character design work, processes, visual development, inspirations and reference materials of current, past and future projects.
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PLEASE NOTE, the displayed parody artworks of classical cartoon characters are not copies but distinct satiric imitations, by exaggerating and transforming the original characters and their related indica (see 'Coat of Smiles') in a way that creates new originals and new meanings, different from the intentions of the originals.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

"Bring me to your leaders!"

Giant duck aliens in sophisticated disguise will land at our shores? Let's find out, on October 14th, 2021.

#duckland #floriansatzinger #exhibition #orpheum #characterdesigner bg #albertbierstadt #ducks #animationart #productiondesigner

Saturday, September 18, 2021

John Cleese, ACME Corp. Sales Rep

John Cleese would make a perfect ACME Corp. sales rep in a Monty Python/Warner Bros. cartoons multiverse.
Imagine him selling The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch to Wile E. Coyote. Just saying.

By the by, I always chalk out a rough perspective grid for my drawings, to stay in good control about all things three-dimensional/lights/shading etc, I also try to keep it very, very loose and freehand for a more natural effect.

#JohnCleese #MontyPython #WarnerBros #Cartoons #ACME #FlorianSatzinger #characterdesigner #Duckland

Thursday, September 16, 2021

From A Duck's Eye View: Duckland 2

The full publicity sujet will follow in the next days.

#Duckland #exhibition #floriansatzinger #orpheum #graz #austria #cannes #characterdesigner #meetzeartists #france #albertbierstadt

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

'Duckland 2' ist almost here

'Duckland 2' ist almost here, opening day will be October 14th at the Orpheum Theatre in Graz, Austria. The show will run until January 2022. I'll post the first official publicity sujet, tomorrow.

BTW, there will be a special 'Duckland' gig in December at the 10th anniversary of "Meet Ze Artists' in Cannes, France, as well. I'll keep you posted about the details.

#Duckland #exhibition #orpheum #graz #meetzeartists #cannes #floriansatzinger

Friday, September 10, 2021

Jetbike 313

My preliminary drawings are always a mess.

#DonaldDuck #preliminarydrawing #bluepencil #roughlinework #visualdevelopment #conceptart

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Sebastian ErraZuriz vs My Looney Beaks

I'm constantly surprised about the unintentional parallels between Sebastian's work and mine. Of course, I twice used his designs as reference (like one of my favourite pieces by him, 'The Duck Fan'), but these here were made before I was familiar with his work, or at least with these very pieces by him. However, the big difference between the two of us is that his design solutions work for real, whereas mine work only in Duckland, and even there on rare occasions. They are more build for catastrophes.

#characterdesign #contemporaryart #sebastianerrazuriz #floriansatzinger

Friday, September 03, 2021

"Now YOU will pay, Scrooge!"

I didn't put this here to the show's visual development pitch material, back then. I did this just for me. And now for your news feed, ten years later.

I desaturated the character's colours for a more cinematic and less cartoony atmosphere and went quite edgy with the poster's taglines, turning The Duck Avenger against his own family. Which he, by the way, actually was doing in his first comic book appearance, seeking revenge against Scrooge McDuck and Gladstone Gander, back in the late 1960s ("The Diabolical Duck Avenger", 1969). This story never saw an US-American release until 2015.

However, this here became pretty much a parody on my own work I was doing for Disney.

#DonaldDuck #TheDuckAvenger #Paperinik #Phantomias #Superduck #PK #SuperDonald #PhantomDuck #Taikaviitta #Fantomiald #FantomDuck #Fantomerik #StalKalle #satire #parodyart

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

The Duck Avenger in full battle gear

Another test sujet from the show that never was.
©2011 Disney. All rights reserved.

#DonaldDuck #TheDuckAvenger #Paperinik #Phantomias #Superduck #PK #SuperDonald #PhantomDuck #Taikaviitta #Fantomiald #FantomDuck #Fantomerik #StalKalle #RatownikKaczki

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Escape from Duckburg?

Get out! This year marks the 10th anniversary of an animated show that never was, centered around and on Duckburg's dark knight 'The Duck Avenger', Donald Duck's famous alter-ago. Back then, my designs were Disney's final choice to get the test phase started. After all, the show was not greenlit.

This piece here was a kind of by-product or extra to my visual development efforts, mostly carried out for internal sport in order to have some sort of "film poster" for my studio wall. At that time I was playing around with ideas for the main character's gadgets and super suits (like the dragon tuxedo here) and some titles design options. Big thanks to head of development Robert Chandler who encouraged me to do "my thing" with the characters.

©2011 Disney. All rights reserved.

#DonaldDuck #TheDuckAvenger #Paperinik #Phantomias #Superduck #PK #SuperDonald #PhantomDuck #Taikaviitta #Fantomiald #FantomDuck #SuperDonald #Fantomerik #StalKalle #RatownikKaczki

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

20th Anniversary, Caricature Museum Krems

Juxtapose, sketch vs finished drawing.

#KarikaturmuseumKrems #20thanniversary #krems #donaldduck #caricature #fireworks #caricaturemuseum